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Mark Gorkin, LICSWMark Gorkin, LICSW
A Blog about reducing Stress in our lives.

Going MADD - Media Addiction and Digital Distraction: Better Detox from Your Inbox Part I

Mark Gorkin, LCSW ("The Stress Doc") Updated: Aug 25th 2014

Better Detox from Your Inbox - A PSYCHO-Cultural Perspective: Part I

It's a multi-media age
With ADD all of the rage.
Instant gratification
Simply one more frustration.
Waiting five seconds…OMG a delay!!!
Knots in the stomach; your hair's turning gray
Starting to panic; can't keep BOREDOM at bay.
Only one thing to do: Start texting away!

Better detox from that inbox
Life can be tough without the "right stuff"
Like when your smartphone
Is never quite smart enough.
Stop comparing yourself to high-tech & text jocks
Better detox from your inbox.

Headsets and smartphones
Grow from every ear
And soon Google glasses
Will make it appear
That early adapters
Have their heads up their a*ses
But with cutting-edge glasses
Ha, they can look out front and rear.

Better detox from that inbox
Being "all thumbs," once made you a clod.
Today you're a text-wizard…
You don't find that odd?
Way past the time for taking stock
Better detox from your inbox.

All night gaming is mind inflaming.
Does it inspire or trip a brain wire?
Net addiction is hardly a fiction:
Quick, damn…need a connection!
A video injection will do me just fine
Who needs to see when you're flying blind.
Sure it's insane to deaden all pain...but
You never pine for that dopamine line?
Just gotta play, "As the World Columbines!"

Better detox from that Xbox
Always textin and tweetin
All that Candy Crush cheatin
Only feeds junk food thinkin
About online sex, shopping, and stocks
Better detox from your inbox.


Mark Gorkin, LCSW (

Mark Gorkin, the Stress Doc , acclaimed Keynote and Kickoff Speaker, Webinar Presenter, Retreat Leader and Motivational Humorist, is the author of Practice Safe Stress and The Four Faces of Anger. A former Stress & Violence Prevention consultant for the US Postal Service, the Doc leads highly interactive, innovative and inspiring programs for corporations and government agencies, including the US Military, on stress resiliency/burnout prevention through humor, change and conflict management, generational communication, and 3 "R" -- Responsible, Resilient & Risk-Taking -- leadership-partnership team building. Email for his popular free newsletter & info on speaking programs. Check out his popular website -- -- called a "workplace resource" by National Public Radio (NPR). Stress Doc Mantra: "Think out of the box, perform outside the curve (the Bell Curve) and be out-rage-ous!"

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